January 20 marks the 2008 kick-off of my Coach for Innovation show on Blog Talk Radio with the topic Why Can’t We Just Get Along? Bridging Cultural Communication Gaps in the Workplace.
As companies extend their global reach and country borders become blurred, what frequently fall between the cracks are effective cross-cultural communication skills.
This is where my guest, Melba Schertler, and her European-based company International Communication Coaching come in. Melba is an internationally recognized NLP Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, and Intercultural Trainer with extensive experience preparing senior professionals for cultural competency.
As Melba so succinctly described intercultural communication in one of our conversations...
"Cross-cultural competence is a skill that can be mastered with an open mind and understanding of how other people’s beliefs and value orientations differ from ours. Leaders & teams need to make an effort to learn about the deeper values that motivate people and provide the context for their actions.
The bottom line is that People are at the heart of any business deal."
Join us on Sunday, January 20 for practical intercultural tips and role-play that raises the bar on your communication skills. Please note: this week's show is at an earlier time to accommodate Melba's time zone in Munich - 12:00 noon Pacific.
Just a few of the topics we'll discuss on tomorrow's show Why Can’t We Just Get Along? Bridging Cultural Communication Gaps in the Workplace.
- How can business leaders prepare their staffs, culturally, for the evolving global arena of distributed work teams and mobile professionals?
- What cultural competencies will be the most sought after in 2008 for business professionals and how does social media play into this?
- What would “fast track” coaching look like in preparing you for an international engagement in three months time?